A long time ago, on a shoreline far far away there lived a boy who liked nothing more than rifling through his parents’ record collections, putting the headphones on, and disappearing to a place even further away. Particular favorites included: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ ‘Apostrophe,’ ‘Cruisin’ With Ruben and the Jets,’ and ‘Out Of The Blue.’ The … Continue reading Geekdom reborn: Rev. Monroe presiding
Well, not in real life. But he plays a Jeffrey Dahmer victim in new 'slasher comedy' 'Dahmer vs. Gacy.' You can see Adler very briefly around the :41 and 1:03 marks in the trailer for the Ford Austin movie. Adler reportedly first gets picked up and then killed with a drill to the head by Dahmer. I wish I … Continue reading Steven Adler’s Dead!
I don't remember listening to 10 albums that came out in 2008, so that either disqualifies me from contributing this sort of list or gives me license to submit the following... My Top 10 Musical Moments of 2008: 1) Faster Pussycat - Live at Rock The Bayou 2) The Sword - 'Gods of The Earth' … Continue reading Best of 2008: Music
Yesterday XM's programming merged with Sirius'. I could blame that. I could blame it on seeing Taylor Swift singing "Photograph" with Def Leppard. I could also blame Richard Cheese's great cover of "Hey Ya" that played on my iPod yesterday. Last night, I saw a few minutes of Kenny Chesney aping Jimmy Buffett on the … Continue reading A Strange Convergence of Ideas
..."Photograph" is the best Journey song ever made. I grew up in the 80s. I grew up in what was, for all intents and purposes, a small town in South Louisiana. I grew up liking 80s metal. There I said it. Ratt was my favorite band. Or maybe it was Van Halen. Eventually it was … Continue reading Fargo Rock City
I could easily have lived there for four days. Coming and going for four days would've been a drag. But the combination of friendly yet functional security and a crowd to match would've made it a very nice place to live, listen to music, and sit in the sun. As it was, one day was … Continue reading Rock the Bayou – Day 1